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Please Take A Moment to Help Our Friends at Turner PR
July 27, 2012, 8:03 am
Filed under: Turner PR

Turner PR’s Megan Sullivan lost her brother, Alex Sullivan, in the Aurora Movie Theater shooting a week ago today. Angela Berardino, Megan’s friend and colleague at Turner PR, has a request of the Denver PR community:

Megan has been with Turner for a few years, sitting two feet from me for most of that time. She works on our social media team and she’s smart, and funny, and bakes cupcakes for no reason. It’s hard to describe how awful last Friday was – from the first frantic call at 5am, letting us know her brother was unaccounted for, to a morning spent searching trauma centers all over the city, to the final confirmation that didn’t come until 14 hours later. All documented excessively by cameras. …

I know that most of you don’t know Megan, or Alex, or the Sullivan family. However we helped them set up a memorial fund this week because so many people have asked about sending them food or notes or flowers. What they would really like is to make a donation in Alex’s name to a charity called We Can Be Heroes. Megan told us “Alex was our real life super hero”.

So here’s the favor: I’m asking you to make a small donation. $5 or $10; that’s a cocktail after work, something you won’t even notice at the end of the month. It’s not about the money. It just means that the Sullivan family will see a long list of names, people who took a moment to think of their family, to see the human side of a sensational headline. You can donate online at Alex Sullivan Fund. And if you really want to earn some karma points, send a version of this request to the people in your network or office or send a tweet, and ask the people you know to do the same. The power of 100 strangers sending something small in his name would be truly amazing.

Thank you, thank you, for taking a moment to do a small random act of kindness for a really amazing family who beyond deserves it.

– Ang

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Done. Without a second of hesitation. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Comment by Liz Kegg

What a tragic loss. Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to Megan and the Sullivan family.

Comment by Sharon

Thank you for sharing. Please keep the Denver PR community apprised of anything else we can do to help the Sullivan family. Our hearts and prayers are with Megan and the rest of her family.

Comment by stacey sepp

It is amazing to me that the response to a tradegy is always money (aka giving up a “cocktail”. This is PR at its worst.)

We all were affected for many days and will always will be in rememberence.

My own brother died a tragic death- but our family would never had asked for money.

This reminds me of Columbine – 1/3 of families were in the spotlight, 1/3 were bombarded by the media, and 1/3 dealt with grief in a private manner.

I am sure Megan has her heart in the right place. My experience with PR is a “party first” and then
maturity eventually set is.

Peter

Comment by Peter Gelin




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